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GloRilla takes home BET Hip Hop Award

GloRilla takes home BET Hip Hop Award

Music, Online | dailymemphian.com | Oct 6, 2022
After earning a Billboard-charting hit with “F.N.F.” and inking a deal with Yo Gotti’s CMG label — Memphis rapper Gloria “GloRilla” Woods continues to earn accolades. The latest: Being named “Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist” at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards. Although it aired on television Tuesday, Oct. 4, the ceremony was taped Friday, Sept. 30, at […]
New food star to open on S. Highland

New food star to open on S. Highland

Online | dailymemphian.com | Oct 6, 2022
A California-based restaurant franchise, Celebrity’s Soul Food, is rolling out the red carpet Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Memphis to celebrate the grand opening of its first Tennessee location at the former Newk’s Eatery site on South Highland Street. Celebrity’s founders Taja and Fredrick Jacobs partnered with franchisees Jennifer Cochran-Welch and Court Welch to open the […]
University Lofts project to add 105 apartments to Edge District

University Lofts project to add 105 apartments to Edge District

Online | dailymemphian.com | Oct 6, 2022
The Edge District is getting another apartment complex. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Design Review Board, an affiliate board of the Downtown Memphis Commission, approved plans for the 105-unit apartment complex at 440 Monroe Ave. in the former Holliday Event Flowers. “This is another development that adds urban density to the neighborhood,” Downtown Memphis Commission […]
Why a Memphis VC is betting $52M on startups selling to complex orgs

Why a Memphis VC is betting $52M on startups selling to complex orgs

Online | techcrunch.com | Oct 5, 2022
Ridgeline is a new VC firm that invests in B2B companies with a specific goal in mind: helping its portfolio companies sell to complex organizations that are hard to crack, but can be great customers if you break into them. The Memphis, Tennessee-based firm was started in 2020 by Ben Walker, Ryan Clinton and Andrew […]
Amazon adopts 20 Memphis-Shelby County schools

Amazon adopts 20 Memphis-Shelby County schools

Online | wreg.com | Sep 30, 2022
Retail and tech titan Amazon says it will be adopting 20 schools in the Memphis-Shelby County School district in a deal that might generate more excitement than Prime Day. The Amazon partnership will focus on support services at Family Resource Centers, serve as mentors and school ambassadors, offer job placement opportunities, volunteer in person at schools, and donate directly […]
Memphis artist hopes new venue will ‘shed light’ on city’s art scene

Memphis artist hopes new venue will ‘shed light’ on city’s art scene

Online | dailymemphian.com | Sep 30, 2022
To Kenneth Wayne Alexander, Memphis artists deserve a seat at the table — that table being recognition from the rest of the world. At Cafe Lit, Alexander is gearing up to build the table himself. In late 2019, Hulsey Britt and Frankey Anderson approached Alexander with a proposition: to curate a combined art space, restaurant, and […]
Research roundup: UTHSC professors score big national grants from National Cancer Institute, NIH

Research roundup: UTHSC professors score big national grants from National Cancer Institute, NIH

Online | bizjournals.com | Sep 30, 2022
In FY 2022, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) earned a record $132.9 million in grant and contract awards, marking the sixth straight year it had seen an increase. Whether the institution can extend the streak in FY 2023 remains to be seen; it’s less than three months into its new fiscal year. But so […]
First Horizon introduces Diversity Grant for homebuyers in minority census tracts

First Horizon introduces Diversity Grant for homebuyers in minority census tracts

Online | bizjournals.com | Sep 22, 2022
As it gears up to complete its deal with Toronto-based TD Bank Group, First Horizon is introducing a new grant for potential homebuyers. The Memphis-based institution has announced the Diversity Grant, part of its mortgage down payment assistance grant program. The goal is to provide down payment assistance for borrowers buying a residence in a majority-minority […]
BBA, Bank of America host event to help Black-owned businesses get access to capital

BBA, Bank of America host event to help Black-owned businesses get access to capital

| bizjournals.com | Sep 22, 2022
Black-owned businesses have historically had to overcome many challenges to grow their enterprises. And the pandemic further complicated matters. The Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA) and Bank of America recently hosted “Capital Conversations” for what the organizations hope will be the first in a series. The goal of the event was to connect local […]
Memphis becomes first city in Tennessee with federal incentive for eco-friendly projects

Memphis becomes first city in Tennessee with federal incentive for eco-friendly projects

| dailymemphian.com | Sep 22, 2022
Memphis is the first city in Tennessee to finalize the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy and Resiliency (C-PACER) incentive. The federal incentive program, which provides financing for any eco-friendly projects, was unanimously approved by the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine board on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Tennessee General Assembly approved the program […]